Morocco First: Does American Recognition of Morocco’s Sovereignty Over Western Sahara Foretell the Status of the West Bank?
Yaël Ronen | 31.01.2021
The United States’ recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara has not evoked a huge amount of criticism, to say the least. The similarities between the conflict over Western Sahara and the conflict over the West Bank raises the question whether this latest move could influence what is happening on Israel’s front lawn.
What Use Are Feminist Interpretations of Islam?
Keren Abbou Hershkovitz | 02.01.2021
Despite the long-winded debate, religious debate plays a secondary role in Islamic public discourse regarding domestic violence. The supremacy of men, and the right to use violence against women, predate religious law, or even worse, coopt religious law. Defeating domestic violence is solely dependent on the decisive decision to eradicate violence from society and the family.
Anti-Semitism in Labor? Only if any pro-Palestinian voice is “anti-Semitism”
Shmuel Lederman | 01.12.2020
Former Labor Chairman Jeremy Corbyn was recently expelled due to his unwillingness to take responsibility for the alleged outbreak of anti-Semitism within his party. However, the report, in light of which he was removed, provides little evidence of institutional anti-Semitism. What does it show? For the most part, remarks against Israel and its government. The equivalences, made by Israel and its allies, between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is a politicization of anti-Semitism.
On the latent affect that Netanyahu's threats create on the justice system
Elie Friedman | 03.11.2020
We recognize Netanyahu's disturbingly cynical politics from television drama's such as "House of Cards" and his messengers' threats against the gatekeepers from mafia films. These spectacles cause us great amusement – and can event amuse us to death
Has Trump Succeeded in Uniting the Palestinian Factions
Yohanan Tzoreff | 20.10.2020
The Trump Plan, annexation, and most of all- the normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, have pushed Fatah and Hamas into each others’ arms. The two camps believe that the Palestinian cause is at an unprecedented low, and that this is a historical moment in time requiring different decisions to those that have been made in the past. These are the disagreements that stand between them.
If it’s a big enough problem, then apparently it’s a “security problem”
Yagil Levy | 18.05.2020
Securitization is a process in which leaders frame an explicit civil matter as an existential security threat. How has the Corona crisis undergone securitization in Israel? What state apparatuses have helped to normalize this? And what is its significance for democracy?
”We are all Post-Traumatic”: On the Legacy of the First Lebanon War
Shmuel Lederman | 03.06.2020
The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the withdrawal from Lebanon has given way to a flood of testimonies of the trauma and hopelessness experienced in the mire of the Lebanese mud. It is specifically for this reason that we should remember the pitiful circumstances that led Israel to invade the country of cedars.
Black Lives Matter? On Politics as Cultural Code
Shmuel Lederman | 05.07.2020
Israeli attitudes towards the Black Lives Matter protests is an interesting case study of politics as a cultural code. The positions taken by figures on the various sides of the Israeli political spectrum can, for the most part, be predicted in advance
Mr. Jamaal Bowman Goes to Washington (and the Democratic Party distances itself from the Israeli right)
Shmuel Lederman, Aviv Snir | 26.07.2020
The left-wing of the Democratic Party was, of late, witness to an incredible victory, when Jamaal Bowman, beat a veteran and well-connected member of Congress in the New York Primaries. This may ultimately challenge party policy on Israel, and if Senator Biden wins the Presidential race at the end of the year, we may feel the repercussions of this change here in Israel as well
Coronavirus crisis in the service of a ruthless leader
Assaf David | 01.04.2020
We are living under a quasi-authoritarian regime, headed by a single ruler who is exploiting a real crisis to take unprecedented measures to cement his power, trampling basic civil rights in the name of “fighting the pandemic”
The Palestinian Feminist and the Jewish Candidate
Shmuel Lederman | 29.12.2019
Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist, has faced criticism for endorsing Bernie Sanders. What does a young woman who fights for people of color have to do with a 78-year-old Jewish man?
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